For the Arnolds, martial arts is a family affair
Sibling squabbles take on a whole new meaning at the Arnold household after a Port Moody brother and sister black belt duo won first place at the B.C Provincial Taekwondo Championships last weekend.
Riley Arnold, a Grade 11 student at Heritage Woods secondary, took gold in the junior ‘A’ weight class, while his sister, 13-year-old Ashlyn, also won first place in category.
But the pair are not the only members of the Arnold family to practice martial arts.
Nine-year-old Kyler Arnold also competed at the tournament, taking second place in his weight class.
Darius Languedoc of Port Coquitlam took home gold in sparing and silver in point sparring in the junior under-belt division at the Western Canadian Martial Arts Championship last week.
Languedoc was joined by fellow PoCo fighter Noah Tam, a 14-year-old junior black belt who also won gold in sparring and silver in point sparring in his age category.
Both students train at Ultimate Martial Arts in Port Coquitlam.